Afzal Gunj lies close to the Musi River in the city of
Hyderabad. The township features a number of popular tourist
attractions most of which are located to the south of the river.
Afzal Gunj is the hub of local transportation due to the presence of
Central Bus Station in the region. The bus station provides services
to most of the parts in the city.
The Salarjung Museum located close to the banks of the river is a
great attraction. The museum contains houses a great collection of
sculptures, paintings and other pieces of art belonging to different
dynasties, countries and cultures. Articles like Mughal Miniatures,
European Paintings and sculptures, Chinese Porcelain, Japanese Silk
Paintings and ivory works are among the many treasures at Salarjang
A little south east of Salarjang Museum is present the Nizam's
Museum at Purani Haveli. The name Purani Haveli signifies the
locality wherin the museum is situated. The road that extends from
northern premise of the township over river Musi yeilds to Sardar
Patel Road. The famous Char Minar is located on this road, further
southwards from Afzal Gunj region. At a little distance from Char
Minar is the popular Mecca Masjid. Afzal Gunj as such suits more to
the tourists who are little more curious about the bygone period.
Afzal Gunj area also features several residental areas. These areas
are provided with all necessary institutions. Established here are a
number of hotels, worshipping places, local markets, health care
centres and more.
Area under Afzal Gunj :
- The Afzal Gunj Bus Station is the central one in Hyderabad
city. Buses from different parts of the city reach here.
- The nearest railway station to Afzal Gunj is the Malakpet
Railway Station located across the river. The railway station is
about 2 kms from the place.
- The domestic and international airport, Hyderabad Airport, is
located north of the place about 10 kms from Afzal Gunj.
- Begum Bazar
- Siddiambar Bazar
- Padmashali Colony